Youth Employment

 

Click Here For the Work Permit Request form 

     

Getting a job as a teen can be a great way to learn responsibility and earn some money! Please remember that youth between the ages of 14-17 are required to obtain a work permit. Below are the steps for obtaining a work permit during the SCHOOL YEAR

                

 

Obtaining a Work Permit -FAQ

 

What is a work permit?

A work permit is a legal document required by the state that allows a person between the ages of 14 and 18 to hold a job. The purpose of a work permit is to protect the student from illegal working conditions and keep the student in school.

 

When do I need to get a work permit?

You must first receive a job offer from an employer.

Ask the employer to complete the Promise of Employment section.

If you are 14-15 years of age, ask the physician to complete the Certificate of Health.

 

How do I get a work permit?

Please see the flyer above on how to obtain a work permit during the summer.

 

How often do I need to get a work permit?

Each time you are hired for a new job, a new work permit is necessary. All work permits expire shortly after school starts in August, even if you have the same job.

 

Do I need a work permit for babysitting, yard work, or paper routes?

No

 

How often do I need to get a work permit?

Each time you are hired for a new job, a new work permit is necessary. All work permits expire shortly after school starts in August, even if you have the same job.

 

How many hours can I work?

16- and 17-Year-Old Students may work four hours on school days and eight hours on non-school days or days preceding a non-school day.

14- and 15-Year-Old Students  When school is in session, 14- and 15- year-olds may work 3 hours per day, not to exceed 18 hours per week.

You may also work 8 hours per day when school is not in session, not to exceed 40 hours per week.

 

Important Reminders

Work Permit Applications must be signed by the employer.

A parent or guardian must also sign the application.

A social security number is required to process a work permit.

Students will need to bring the completed application along with photo identification.

The completed “official” work permit is signed by the student and taken to his/her employer.

Each new job requires a new work permit.

There is no minimum GPA required for summer work permits. 

All summer work permits will expire five days after school begins.

 

Entertainment Work Permits

Entertainment Work Permits can be obtained during the summer months by downloading an application at:

Entertainment Application Form

 

 

During summer, the “school record” section is left blank. Attach a copy of the minor’s recent report card. Send the completed application, including a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Division of Labor Standards

c/o Entertainment Work Permits

6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 100

Van Nuys, California 91401

 

 

 

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